CAMEROON HUNTING:

EXTREME HUNTING IN CAMEROON.

Cape to Cairo Safaris have teamed up the some of the best outfitters in Cameroon to make your Cameroon hunts as successful as possible. Cameroon hunts, especially the Lord Derby Eland, involves lots of walking, extreme temperatures, humidity, bugs and much more, but it sure is worth it.

The hunts are expensive but rewarding on a different scale. Once you have committed to hunt Cameroon, you want to make sure you are successful as it is truly a once in a life time experience.

Good advice: Step up your fitness level as much as possible before your trip.

The two major trophy attractions in Cameroon is the incredible LORD DERBY ELAND and of course the magnificent BONGO which are hunted in two very different habitats namely:

1) The CAMEROON SAVANNAH- January , February, March, April

Species available are: Lord Derby Eland, Roan, Western Buffalo, lion, Elephant, Western Cob, Reedbuck, Lichtenstein Hartebeest, Red Duikers, Oribi, Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Red River Hog, Whartog, Small Cats.

2) The RAIN FOREST SOUTH WESTERN CAMEROON BORDER. -   May,June,July

The rain forrest og Cameroon is well known for hunting the following species: Bongo, Dwarf Forest Buffalo, Forest Sitatunga, Giant Forest Hog, Yellow Back Duiker, Blue, Peters and Bay Duikers, Red River Hogs and Small Cats.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Day fees for a 12 to 13 day hunt in both areas in a prime location will cost you around € 42000 (1 Hunter, 1 PH) per area, and does not include the following:

  1. Trophy fees + 15% Community Village Tax on Trophy Fees, Dip and Pack and Hunting Permit.

  2. Charter Flights

  3. Visa and gun permit

  4. Personal expenses, hotels, meals in transit

  5. Hunting permit of € 1500

  6. Dip and pack + Shipment to Paris € 500 per animal + € 200/full skin

  7. Insurance for liability and cancellation, repatriation and bags.

  8. Gratuities

  9. Observer fees @ € 5000

Each hunter can bring up to 2 Guns to Cameroon. The Gun permit and visa are applied in the country of origin at the local Cameroon Embassy or through the booking agent.
It is highly recommended to check enough time in advance that the number in the gun permit is the same as the one of the gun.
Also, when the gun permit allows you to bring 50 ammo per gun, bring the exact number that is written on the gun permit not more and not less. Also make sure the rifle is set with the same ammo that will be used during hunting.

We will assist you with the domestic flight arrangements from Yaounde/Doula to Garoua, hotel if needed in Yaounde/Douala, meet and greet, transfer to hotel and custom assistance in Yaounde/Douala if overnight is necessary, (do not save on this assistance).
He can also arrange for the visa and gun permit

Meet and greet in Garoua is included.

The hunting permit is obtained by the outfitter.
The hunter must send:
- Copy of passport
- 4 identity photos
- copy of the visa
- copy of the gun permit (6 copies on landing)
- medical prescription saying : the hunter is able to hunt in Cameroon.

  • Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory to present on arrival to Cameroon

  • Malarone treatment or equivalent is highly recommended.

  • Make sure to have liability insurance and repatriation with you. You may be asked to show it.

  • Let the outfitter know in advance if you have medical restriction or food or beverages preferences

  • Make sure to have enough EURO cash on you and not US dollar for gratuities and trophy fees unpaid upfront.

Local staff and people from villages are happy to receive old clothes from hunters, so think about bringing some if possible.

Use Dark green clothes, not light. Also shoes to protect ankle and strong soles are recommended. Your feet are the key to your safari
There is laundry in camp. Your clothes are returned clean in 24 hours, you do not need many sets

The generator 220 volts works from 6pm to 10pm , sometimes at nap time for air condition. You need all your personal medication, pharmacy, sun creams, eye glasses binoculars, small torch, and any personal belongings you may use.

Climate in the Cameroon Savannah

The climate in the Cameroon Savannah is generally warm. Average temperatures range from 90f to 110f. Mornings in the early season can be fairly cool often dropping into the 50f. By mid morning the temperature has warmed up considerably.

Example of pack list

Savannah:

  • 100% Cotton Clothes work just fine.

  • 2 pairs of good walking boots or running shoes (run in). In Savannah, ground can be uneven so cushioning and ankle support is recommended.

  • 1 pair of sandals or lightweight shoes for the evening around the camp.

  • 4 pairs of good socks, and

  • 3 pairs of long hunting pants (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)

  • 3 pairs of short hunting pants (if you are accustomed to shorts)

  • 3 hunting shirts (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)

  • 1 hunting Jacket - Real-tree type cammo, Dark Khaki or Olive Green

  • 1 warm sweater or jumper

  • 1 light weight waterproof rain jacket

  • Sun Screen, Cap or Hat with Mosquito Net for Tsetse Flies

  • Casual wear for evenings, Good Flash Light,

  • Personal Camera Equipment, Binoculars, Insect repellent

  • Malaria prophylaxis - as per your Doctors advice

  • Skin so soft by Avon ( for Tetse fly's )

  • Camelback Hydration water pack (Carry 2 Liter of Water.)

  • Portable Fan to hang around your neck.

Forrest:

  • Bring Moisture-wicking, lightweight strong fabric which is breathable even in high humidity and that can take a lot of abuse without ripping or disintegrating is advisable. Note that fairly loose fitting clothing will reduce the chance of insects bites through the fabric but excessively baggy clothing will catch more easily on thorny vegetation.

  • 3 Pairs of long Hunting Pants. Ultra Lightweight Rip Stop Fabric for breath-ability in hot weather.

  • Light weight rain coat with waterproof rain pants.

  • 3 Hunting shirts. Synthetic shirts that dry easily. No Cotton.

  • 4 pairs of socks.

  • 2 Pairs of Durable high ankle boots with toe-stubbing protection, good traction in mud, and maximum breath-ability and ventilation made from quick drying fabric or canvas, are preferable.

  • 1 Pair of lightweight breathable quick drying sandals.

  • Good hat or preferably hunting cap.

  • Fine Mesh net for head and face covering mainly for flying insects and mosquito’s when necessary. Easy to carry in your pocket.

  • Good pair of gloves.

  • A pair of Rain forest hunting Gators. Protects your legs against snake bites.

  • Bandana or moisture wicking neck ware.

  • Camelback Hydration water pack (Carry 2 Liter of Water.)

  • Duck Tape and Two small Towels.

  • Portable Fan to hang around your neck.

Note:

Military type camouflage is not permitted in most African countries, but Real-tree types are normally accepted. Laundry is done each day except for the days when you change camp and the day of departure.